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Commonwealth Restaurant & Skybar revamps menu, under...
Commonwealth Restaurant and Skybar is getting a makeover. And, it’s bringing in some industry experts: restaurateur...
Why chefs indulge at Riverside Lunch
Why do so many chefs love Riverside Lunch? Don’t get me wrong—I love it too. Few things hit the spot like a Riverside...
Smoked Kitchen & Tap wins raves from barbecue judges
Food judging is a puzzle. Into the round hole of subjectivity, it tries to place the square peg of objectivity. After...
Oakhart Social’s chef knows no boundaries
I am old enough to remember when cooking was not cool. Before entire networks were devoted to it, cooking was...
The Ivy Inn’s Angelo Vangelopoulos is star worthy
What does it take to earn a Michelin star? Outside of Charlottesville, restaurants have wondered this for years. Both...
Sultan Kebab offers a feast for all of the senses
When I asked Lampo’s Ian Redshaw to name the best restaurant in Charlottesville, his answer surprised me. Don’t get...
Former Clifton Inn chef at home in meat market
What happens when a meat market hires an acclaimed fine-dining chef? Timbercreek Market is about to find out. When...
Kardinal Hall brings the biergarten to a new level
Oktoberfest may be the ultimate celebration of food and beer. Here in Charlottesville, though, the festival’s...
Kids can eat with the grown-ups at Fry’s Spring Station
I don’t like kids’ menus. Beyond their uniform content, what troubles me most is the message they send to kids that...
Jeanette Peabody finds balance in and out of the kitchen
Chef life is grueling. It’s not just the physical toll of long nights in the kitchen. It’s the psychological toll,...
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